Here to Help: Books about Moving

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By sharing stories together and having conversations about the books you read, you can help young children understand the world around them. Seeing diverse experiences represented in books helps children to explore their own identities and develop empathy for others.

Reading about a new experience, like moving, can help young children and their families prepare for the event and adjust to the changes.

Not every book is available at all locations, but any title can be requested. The children’s librarian at your neighborhood library is also here to help, with suggestions for additional titles on topics of interest–or feel free to suggest some titles to us.  New books are always being added to the collection.

Bad Bye, Good Bye

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text follow a family as they move to a new town.

Bandit

When Bandit’s family moves to a new house, the cat runs away and returns to the only home he knows, but after he is brought back, he understands that the new house is now home.

Before I Leave

Leaving her best friend is difficult for a young hedgehog whose family is moving, but everyone assures her that things will be alright.

Florette

When Mae’s family moves from the country to the city, she is sad to leave behind her beloved backyard garden but before long, she finds a way to start a new garden.

The House on Dirty-Third Street

A mother and daughter work to turn a hopeless, rundown, and dirty old house into a loving family home with hard work, faith, and the support of their new friends and neighbors.

Life Without Nico

Best friends Maia and Nico are inseparable until Nico’s family has to move away. Maia then learns how to fill the void with new wonders and friendships.

A Piece of Home

When Hee Jun’s family moves from Korea to West Virginia he struggles to adjust to his new home.

We Are Moving

When Mom and Dad tell Little Critter they have exciting news, he thinks they mean getting a dog, not moving to a new house! Will he be able to bring his sandbox? What if he has to go to a new school full of bullies? What if his new next-door neighbors are monsters? Eventually, Little Critter learns moving is not so bad after all.